Finding the perfect home workout can be fun and benefits of the elliptical machines are plentiful!! Since sometimes outside exercise isn’t ideal I’ve decided to invest in an elliptical machine. This could also be helpful for those that can’t run or absolutely don’t like running. Since I have never owned an exercise machine and I’m relatively new to using one I wanted something at a good price point that was also available to ship immediately. There were many options but not all of them were available to ship. At home exercise is a demanding option right now and many were sold out. I will outline those benefits and provide a review on the Schwinn A40 which is the one that I chose.
Benefits of the Elliptical Machines
- Low Impact-your feet never leave the pedal footplates so it’s like walking in midair and much easier on the body.
- Less stress on joints-due to no impact the motion of the machine provides less stress and strain on your body overall
- Natural foot and leg motion-the articulation footplates adjust to the angle of the elliptical stride
- Total Body Workout-sometimes referred as a cross trainer the elliptical combines an upper and lower body workout when used properly.
- Improve Mobility-if you have had surgery or an injury the elliptical is great for slowly regaining motion
- Improve Balance-by standing straight up on the machine and not moving you can safely work on targeting the core muscles.
Benefits of the Schwinn A40
- High Speed
- Smooth Quiet Ride
- Comfortable heart rate hand grips
- Articulation footplates with 17.5″ stride
- Quick Start option
- Media Shelf and water bottle holder
- 6 preset exercise programs: rolling hills, ride in the park, fun rides, pikes peaks, pyramids, challenges
- 8 intensity levels of magnetic resistence
- Easy to read console which tracks time, distance, and calorie goals
- Ergonomically placed moving handlebars
Warranty information: 3 year frame, 1 year mechanical, 1 year electrical, 60 day labor warranty
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The benefits of the elliptical machines make it a great option for most people. It’s important to be sure to distribute the resistance between the upper and lower body when using the machine. This will allow for the most thorough workout to burn more calories. An important note regarding the benefit of use of elliptical over treadmill is that with elliptical there are less moving parts to worry about. A treadmill usually has a motor, belts, rollers and bearings that can burn out causing more maintenance than an elliptical machine.
Please comment below if you have any experience with elliptical machines.
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14 thoughts on “Benefits Of The Elliptical Machines – Review of the Schwinn A40”
Elliptical machines are amazing for exercise and i vastly prefer them to treadmills which I was always bored with them. For some reason I was never bored of the elliptical. Maybe because you need to keep your mind more focused when on it but for me it’s a great way to train at home. I wish I had more space to get one.
Thanks for the informative article. At the gym elliptical machines are my go-to for cardio. I’ve considered buying one for home during COVID-19. Your article provided some helpful information. Thank you!
Great review! I love using the elliptical at the gym and because of lockdown I have started to use my home gym. I think an elliptical will get more use than a treadmill and I even think my partner would be keen on it.
Thanks Eleanor! I’m glad you enjoyed my review https://healthyfoodieonline.com/benefits-of-the-elliptical-machines-review-of-the-schwinn-a40/.
I truly understand it. I like outdoor exercise, however, it’s more difficult to go out during the winter for example. In this situation those machines are perfect. I decided to invest in one of them last year and I have used quite a lot. It really helps me be on track with my exercise. Just to add, you need to have discipline to use it every week. I try to use at least 3 times a week 🙂
Thank you for visiting my website and for the tidbit of added information. It is important to exercise regularly to reap the benefits of the elliptical machines.
I have a tear in my knee and so I can’t ride a bike because it is so painful. I did have an elliptical and the low impact, as you mention, was much easier on my knees. You get a good workout from an elliptical because you are working your upper and lower body without the stress on your joints. This is a great review and a great machine. Thanks for the recommendation and the info!
@Melissa thank you for visiting my website and I’m so glad you find the elliptical easier on your knees. It’s also a great workout!
These are my favorite kind of machines. I have bad knees and this allows me to move with no impact. I love it!
Thank you for visiting my website! I know the benefits of the elliptical machines are so plentiful!!!
Great review on elliptical machine. I really like this machine! Can I just ask if its fold-able and easy to put away. I was thinking of getting it to use it in our lounge and put away afterwards. Is is convenient like that?
@Habib thanks for visiting my website! The particular machine that I reviewed is not portable but I have seen portable elliptical machines online. Let me know if you need help finding a machine to suit your needs.
The elliptical machine seems like something that I would like to buy. Thank you for the information.
@Norene thanks for visiting my website. I think you would really like to have the elliptical in your home especially if the weather is really hot outside.